|Coat: £240, Gestuz at Asos. Jumper: £280, Bella Freud. Trousers: Finery London (old). Shoes: £225, LK Bennett. Bag: £280, The Jacksons|
It’s that time of year again….if you don’t get it soon, there will be none left. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I usually say get your coat in August, but maybe it’s because of the warmer autumns we’ve been having, decent coats don’t really start dropping until now.
My tip for the new season is a grey coat. A modern alternative to the camel coat – a sleek, modern classic. I have this Gestuz one (a kind gift which actually feels like wearing a dressing gown) and a Gant crombie style which look really modern and go with EVERYTHING. I’ve added a few new styles along with the classics because let’s face it, when we’re parting with a fair bit of money on a coat…it needs to last.
THE COLOUR-BLOCK COAT
This is total outfit making territory – a good colour-block coat can really make an outfit ‘sing’. I saw an amazing red mohair one as part of the Boden Icons collection, but it’s not available yet – will keep you posted – I added the Boden one below, although not technically ‘colour’pop’, it still has that statement coat feel. And by the way, cool new brand Harris Wharf pretty much owns this trend – they make all their coats in a kaleidoscope of colours so if you love this trend, take a look.
1. Red wool coat, £295, Gant
2. Wool stripe coat, £179, Boden
3. Blue wool coat, £330, Harris Wharf
THE PEA COAT
An eternal classic, I found my perfect pea coat in Jigsaw , and there is no looking back. The Next one is also great value, I borrowed it for Paris Fashion Week and it felt far superior than £55.
|Coat: £79.99, Zara|
|Wool coat: £49.99. H&M|
|Wool coat: £55, Next|
|Wool cape: £85, Topshop|
THE CHECK COAT
|Michael Kors A/W|
|Wool coat: £99.90, Uniqlo|
|Eudon Choi A/W|
It’s a wardrobe staple. We all need one/ have one/ want one. Thank goodness they’re in fashion this season, too.
|I am kind of obsessed with this Boden version, £399 (but a bit steep for me!)|
|Chloe A/W. Coach A/W. Suedette coat: £44.99, New Look
Faux fur coat; £110, Marks & Spencer
EXTRA LONG LENGTH
Length is important this season, and can add drama to a simple outfit.
|Wool coat: £119, Zara|
|Wool coat: £180, Atterley|
THE GREY COAT
An eternal classic. Also loving the belted styles of the moment…
Well, I hope that hasn’t exhausted you too much…